Published on 07/31/18

Row crop research to highlight annual Midville Field Day

By Clint Thompson

University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) researchers and Cooperative Extension agents and specialists will share current research on popular Georgia row crops at the 2018 Midville Field Day, set for Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center in Midville, Georgia.

Extension specialists and agents will discuss their research on row crops like cotton and peanuts, row crop diseases, and planting depths and peanuts. The CAES Statewide Variety Testing program scientists will share information on the different row crops being researched.

Agriculture is Georgia’s top industry, and the field day provides an environment for UGA researchers to share their work with the state’s agriculturists.

“This is an exciting time every year because we can showcase research that impacts farmers here in southeast Georgia,” said Anthony Black, superintendent of the research center. “We’ll have some of the top agricultural scientists in Georgia here in attendance.”

The Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center is a 719-acre research complex located at 9638 Highway 56 in Midville, Georgia. The facility focuses on research of Georgia-grown row crops, including cotton, peanuts, corn, soybeans, sorghum and alfalfa. Four full-time employees maintain research projects there for CAES scientists.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. The field day starts at 9:30 a.m. and will end at approximately 12:30 p.m. with a free lunch. There is no preregistration for the event. For more information, call 478-589-7472.

Clint Thompson is an agriculture writer based in Tifton, Georgia.

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